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Submitted by gaminglives 1198d ago | opinion piece

Videogames Tell Amazing Stories

GamingLives looks at the immersive power of the gaming industry and writes "No matter how amazing the Star Wars movies, Lord of the Rings books and the Civil War series of comics are, they can’t all have the same feeling you get from playing a game with an absolutely enthralling story. There can be twists and turns that just can’t happen in pre-written material; there’s a huge amount of interactivity – characters can be more fleshed out and things don’t get missed. You get more bang for your buck, you get fantastic stories and you have fun spread out over a longer period of time." (Deadly Premonition, Gears of War 3, Half-Life 2, PC, PS3, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars:The Old Republic, The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings, Xbox 360)

devilhunterx  +   1197d ago
Half Life has a story? I thought it was "here is a crowbar, now go west or something"
MiamiACR21  +   1197d ago
I saw Half Life 1 and 2 as a successful experiment to have the player find things out for himself. To not have his/her hand held along a narrow story path full of lengthy cut scenes and other typical game story telling methods.

You experienced the game as if you were living in the world itself, experiencing what happens as it unfolds as you would in real life. It's amazing, but you've got to have a certain intellect to appreciate what it did as far as story telling in gaming went.

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